With aging, the immune system naturally weakens, increasing the risk of disease and infection in older people. Additionally, many older people also have other health conditions that can make them more susceptible.
𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗽𝘀 𝗼𝗹𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝗮𝗱𝘂𝗹𝘁𝘀 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗳𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻:
🔹 𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝘃𝗮𝗰𝗰𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀 💉.
Vaccines can help prevent many diseases, such as flu, pneumonia, COVID-19, hepatitis B, HPV, etc. Talk to us about the vaccines you can benefit from as you age.
🔹 𝗙𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘀𝗵 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗯𝗶𝗼𝘁𝗶𝗰𝘀 💊.
Even if you feel better, be sure to take your entire prescription. Stopping early may mean that the bacteria or infection has not been completely eliminated and may return.
🔹 𝗔𝘃𝗼𝗶𝗱 𝗽𝗲𝗼𝗽𝗹𝗲 𝘄𝗵𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗶𝗰𝗸 😷.
Refrain from visiting people who are sick or politely ask them to reschedule their visit with you until they feel better.
🔹 𝗧𝗮𝗹𝗸 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗲𝗿𝗻𝘀 🗣.
If you develop any worrisome symptoms or have questions about medications or changes in your health, talk to us. Ask about ways you can be proactive in preventing infection and staying healthy.